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Class description

The main objective of the Law class is to:

  • provide clear, easy-to-understand information on the EU law-making process, EU legislation, and enforcement
  • allow users to contribute to law-making and give them practical information on matters related to law

Content in the Law class on the European Commission website provides contextual content on, for example, EU law, rules, treaties, 
judgments and explains:

  • the types of EU law
  • the law-making process
  • how EU law is adopted, applied and evaluated 

Links from to EUR-Lex from within the Law class allow users to access more detailed content on specific measures.

Links from to the Have your say consultation tool (created under the Better regulation project) allow users to contribute to EU policy development and law-making. 

The class indicated in the header or footer of a Commission website links to its landing page. For example: the Law class

Original research

As with other classes, the Law class architecture is based on research and analysis of top tasks, user needs, 
organisational goals and analytics.

The top tasks and organisational goals are listed below. 

List of tasks included in this class 

1EU law, rules, treaties, judgments 5.2%Top Task
13Track policy and law making process, updates2.1%Medium task
22National implementation of EU law, infringements1.5%Small task
38Competition (state aid, cartels, mergers, anti-trust)1.0%Tiny task
44Initiate, contribute to law making (public consultations, citizen's initiative)0.8%Tiny task
49Privacy, data protection0.7%Tiny task
56Crime, fraud, corruption, human trafficking 0.7%Tiny task

Judicial cooperation between EU countries, recognition of judgments0.5%Tiny task


Organisational goals 

  • participation: improve the quality of contributions and outreach in order to obtain a more balanced range of useful contributions 
    on Commission initiatives from different target groups
  • reputation management: show the added-value, the impact and successes of the EC's or OLAF's work. Explain the EC's role in the 
    legislative process or its position (e.g. on ECJ or infringement cases)
  • better communication: explain EU's law and rules in a clear way
  • accountability: show and ensure that EU law is properly and coherently implemented in the EU
  • transparency: of the legislative process, the rules and availability of legal documents, legal obligation
  • support: networks of experts

Read more on Process to define the 15 classes: original research

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